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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Marsupial

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


2. Voracious

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


3. Flourish

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

The arrangement of events in time


4. Bamboozle

The arrangement of events in time

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


5. Malignant

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To condescend to give or grant

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


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